October 13, 2018

Simple Steps You Can Take to Keep Your House Cool

Your home should be a haven. It should be a place where you can let go of all of your stress at the end of the day and spend time with your loved ones. Sitting in a house that is too hot can turn your haven into the last-place you want to be. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your house cool.

One of the most simple things that you can do to make your home a more comfortable temperature is to allow cool air into the home at night and to keep hot air out of the house during the day. One of the ways that you can do this is by opening windows and doors as the temperature starts to change. As soon as the sun goes down, open all the windows in your home. You can use a fan to help move the air. Then, in the morning, close the windows to block unwanted heat.

Something else that will help with the process mentioned above is to have appropriate blinds or curtains. Heavy curtains will block the heat during the day. White or light colored blinds will block heat and will not attract the sun. Many have found that blackout curtains are helpful in areas that are especially sunny.

You likely have an air conditioning unit in your home. Make sure that it is in good condition. Take time to read the owner's manual and to learn about how to care for your unit. If necessary, hire an hvac service yorktown va to fix problems with it. If you maintain your air conditioner and keep the filters clean, you will extend the life of the unit.

For many families, cooling the entire home with the air conditioner is not necessary. Closing vents in rooms that are not used is a great way to conserve energy. Smart devices are also helpful because they will allow you to control the temperature of your home when you are away from it. This will lead to a lot of savings and ensure that your home is cool when you arrive after a long day at work.

October 7, 2018

Enjoy the Outdoors Any Time of Year

Are you the type of person that loves to be outdoors? Is your backyard a meeting place for friends and family? If you answered yes to these questions, you probably do a lot of entertaining or just relaxing in your extended living space. There are a few ways you can spend even more time in your favorite place.

Add Features to Boost Aesthetics

One of the easiest ways to enhance your backyard is to add features that create a warm and welcoming feel. There are a number of ways to do this such as adding plants, arbors, benches, and perhaps even a small pond. A pond with plants and fish provides a focal point for the backyard as well as being quite relaxing. If it is installed correctly, it can pretty much take care of itself.

Another addition that will add to the beauty and relaxing feel of your backyard is a fire. Bonfires are very popular when it comes to getting together with friends or family. A fire pit can be a good way to keep the fire contained and provide heat on chilly evenings. You may even find yourself entertaining the kids with a few ghost stories while sitting around the fire. An example of a company that offers a metal sphere fire pit is Studio Vlock.

Add an Area for the Kids

Create a space for the kids. A play area with their toys or even a free standing structure, such as a play house, will keep them entertained for hours. A tree house is another good idea. This allows your children to have their own space as well as a place to share with visiting children. If you don't have a lot of room for a playhouse, a tent will offer another option.

There are a number of ways to use your backyard as extra living space by simply adding outdoor furniture. Of course, many people choose this area for hot tubs or swimming pools. It is a matter or preference and personal style, but with just a few additions, this is extra room that you can enjoy with family and friends.

October 6, 2018

Time to Escape From Your Daily Stress! Start on #NationalPamperingDay

As a full time banker/part-time blogger, stress is really inevitable! Be there at work before 8AM and be home at 7PM! So, just imagine the 11 hours of working aside from the time that I will be spending at home with my kids and my family. Most of the time, I slept being so exhausted from my day to day basis. But still thankful at the end of the day for the strength that God gave me.

Stress is clearly unavoidable, and will really affect one's health. We need to remember that our mind and body are inherently linked. So when stress starts to feel like it's taking over our lives, we need to get rid of all the things  that stresses us out. GO OUT and take some time for YOURSELF!

For me, one way of distressing myself out from my busy work is making some ME-TIME!

Pampering myself is the ultimate way to relieve stress. To some it's a waste of time and money, but for me that's one way of setting aside a few moments out of the day to be alone with my thoughts as I indulge in a few moments of LUXURY and RELAXATION! So true, that while you are having some me-time for few hours, it will take you away from the worries of work like deadlines and some other stressful issues in life. 

Head over to Nail.a.holics  Ayala Centrio or SM CDO Downtown on October 17, 2018 for the #NationalPamperingDay.

This year you have the option to choose from a dedicated menu of #NationalPamperingDay services:

  • manicure 
  • hand spa
  • hand massage
  • foot spa
  • foot massage

You can avail any of the above services mentioned for just only P10 (Ten Pesos)  on October 17, from 10am to 2pm - the amount of which will go to Nailaholics' community partner, the La Vetna Aged Care and Dementia Village.

It may seem hard to believe that such a small shift in thinking and habits could make a world of difference for your health and psyche. But give it a try and see just what a little pampering can do for you!


Sharing you my Me-Time experience last October 1, 2018 at NailAHolics Nail and Spa and HeySugar! Thank you for that wondrous experience!!!




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